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Cleveland Rams... NFL title in 1945...

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December 17, 1945

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Topeka, Kansas, December 17, 1945

* Cleveland Rams win NFL football championship
* (St. Louis)
* Washington Redskins

This 10 page newspaper has a six column headline on page 6: "Cleveland Wins National Pro Football Championship" with subheads, lineup and photo of Bob Waterfield (see images).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Some damage along the spine, doesn't affect mentioned report, otherwise nice.

wikipedia notes: In the 1945 National Football League Championship Game, the Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins, 15–14, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on December 16, 1945. This was the last game before the Rams moved to Los Angeles, California and was the 13th annual NFL championship game. One play which provided the Rams' margin of victory led to a significant rule change in professional American football. Additionally, It was the coldest NFL championship game up to that time with a temperature of -8°F.

Category: The 20th Century